Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kim Jong-un emphasizes North Korea's needs for food, not just bullets

The Japanese daily Yomiuri Shimbun quoted North Korean heir apparent Kim Jong Un as saying, “It was okay without food in the past as long as we had guns and bullets, but it`s not okay without food now even if we have guns and bullets.”

Kim reportedly made this comment late last month while on an inspection tour of Kimchaek, North Hamkyong Province, as the ruling Workers’ Party held a convention in Pyongyang. Documents containing what he said were distributed to senior party officials.

The newspaper also mentioned, “This is the first time for Kim Jong Un to specifically mention something about state administration,” adding, “Kim emphasized the North’s economic recovery and improvement of the people’s livelihood.”

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